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Kindergarten Heroes

Mark Millar's movie mayhem is set to continue, with 20th Century Fox coming aboard to adapt the comic book writer's "Kindergarten Heroes."

Deadline has the news, reporting that Carter Blanchard has been hired to write a film based on the Millar project. As the name implies, "Kindergarten Heroes" is considerably more kid-friendly than some of Millar's other more adult-oriented projects like "Kick-Ass" and "Secret Service." Don't expect to see any swear-spewing, limb-slicing Hit-Girls running amok in this one, in other words.

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Nemesis

by Ryan Rigley

First "Kick-Ass," then "X-Men: First Class," and now the upcoming adaptation of comic book writer Mark Millar's "Secret Service." If director Matthew Vaughn wasn't a comic book movie icon before, he certainly will be now. Last week, Variety broke the news of actress Sophie Cookson signing on as the female lead of "Secret Service" alongside the relatively unknown Taron Egerton.

Based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar, "Secret Service" details the events following a veteran superspy as he takes a bratty, young upstart under his wing. Millar is, of course, no stranger to the world of comic book movies. After all, his series "Wanted," Kick-Ass," and "Kick-Ass 2" have already been turned into major motion pictures. With that, here's a look at five more Millar properties just ripe for the big screen!

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by Brett White

Well "Kick-Ass" fans, it looks like you might get to see a third and final installment in Dave Lizewski's heroic journey. "Kick-Ass" writer and co-creator Mark Millar recently told Yahoo! Movies about his plans for the foul-mouthed franchise, plans that include a natural end date.

"I'd always planned it as three books and three movies," said Millar. "I've just about finished the book. I'll be finished in about a week or two's time, and that's the end. It's weird because my agent keeps saying to me, 'We made a lot of money here, let's do 'Kick-Ass 4 and 5.'" Millar explains in the video below that to go past a third installment would betray his original plans for the character. Check out the whole interview below.

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X-Men

by Brett White

Fans who saw "The Wolverine" over this past weekend know that Fox Studios is once again paying significant attention towards their X-Men properties. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will bring entire casts from different films together in one movie, the way that "Avengers" assembled solo heroes. Following that, an "X-Force" film is on the horizon—one that may or may not tie into the end of "Days of Future Past." Considering the runaway success that Marvel Studios has had with its cinematic universe, and now that it seems like DC is going the same way, it would make sense for Fox to structure its X-Men franchise in a similar way.

Collider caught up with Mark Millar—Fox's creative consultant on all things Marvel—at San Diego Comic-Con and asked if Fox had plans to develop their Marvel properties. Check out his answer—and the whole interview video, which includes extensive "Kick-Ass 2" musings—below!

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by Brett White

While Fox's "X-Men" panel at San Diego Comic-Con was void of any real news about the X-Force movie, SlashFilm got a chance to speak to "X-Force" writer (and "Kick-Ass 2" writer/director) Jeff Wadlow about the spin-off movie that everybody (re: me) can't stop thinking about.

Wadlow first thanked Fox's comic book creative consultant Mark Millar, saying that "'X-Force' is something I'm incredibly passionate about and without his support it wouldn't be happening."

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is no longer supporting "Kick-Ass 2." In a series of tweets over the weekend, the actor spoke out about how his perspective on violence as entertainment has changed since his time on the production, fueled largely by the mass-shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut last year.



Comic book creator Mark Millar has reacted to Carrey's comments, saying he's "baffled by this sudden announcement."

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The Secret Service

With "Kick-Ass 2" aiming for a August 16 release date, yet another Mark Millar property is headed to the big screen. "The Secret Service" is in the works with a script written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, and the film has reportedly already found its leading man.

According to Latino Review, Colin Firth is in talks for the lead role of Uncle Jack in the new movie. Keep in mind that this news isn't officially confirmed, but it seems pretty likely that it will pan out. The Hollywood Reporter is also backing up the report.

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by Brett White

You can't have a comic book movie without a couple of cameos from the creators. In fact, Stan Lee's probably the most bankable actor in the world if you consider his cameos in nearly every Marvel film. While "Kick-Ass 2" skewers a lot of super-tropes, this is one trope that it's proudly embracing. New photos from the set of the film's epic battle (glimpsed in the film's trailer) show Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., two of the men behind the "Kick-Ass" comics, ready to rumble. The photos constitute mild spoilers, if you want to be kept in the dark about each creators' "Kick-Ass" makeover.

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daysoffuturepast

by Brett White

Mark Millar, the comic book writer behind "Kick-Ass" and Marvel's "Civil War," has given "X-Men: Days of Future Past" high praise in a post on his Millarworld forums. Millar, who acts as Fox's Creative Consultant on the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, took to his messageboard with the update after finishing a chat with X-Director Bryan Singer.

"'Days of Future-Past' is potentially the biggest and most ambitious superhero movie ever made," Millar revealed. "I've seen this coming together in various stages, but now they're only weeks away from shooting it's really catching fire. I'll catch Bry in person before he heads to Montreal next month when I'm seeing Wolvie and we can chat a little more about the Fox grand plan."

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Bryan Singer

There are many, many, many reasons to be excited for "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and fortunately one of them is that the flick has a very talkative consultant. Mark Millar is acting as overseer for 20th Century Fox's Marvel franchises, and he opened up in a new interview about what fans can look forward to in the upcoming flick.

"I don’t really want to give too much away but the Sentinels are a big feature of this story," he told SFX magazine. "They will be cool and this will deliver on all of the teasers. We’ve all been waiting for this ever since 'X-Men: The Last Stand' showed us one of their heads. Now it is finally coming, and we only have to pay ten quid to see it in the cinema whereas they’re having to pay $100 million to deliver it. So I’m delighted."

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